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  1. Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Set
  2. Mapex Black Panther Velvetone Set
  3. Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SFG
  4. Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SOB
  5. Yamaha Recording Custom Standard SFG
  6. Gretsch Drums USA Custom 2up2down Rosewood
  7. Sonor SQ2 Shell Set Maple White
  8. DW Satin Oil Fusion Set – Natural
  9. Pearl Reference Pure Rock #377
  10. DW Satin Oil Big Rock Ebony
  11. Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Studio -WLN
  12. Gretsch Drums USA Custom Satin Dark Ebony
  13. DW Finish Ply Grey Marine SSC+
  14. Gretsch Drums Broadkaster VB Jazz Satin
  15. DW Finish Ply Black Diamond
  16. DW Satin Specialty Classic Burst
  17. DW Satin Oil Standard Natural Set
  18. Tama STAR Drum Maple Jazz -SAB
  19. Tama STAR Drum Walnut Stand. AIJB

1. Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Set

Mapex Black Panther Black Widow Set

Drum Set

  • Model: BPNW628XFLTB
  • All drumshells are made from 6-ply specially selected American maple wood
  • Brushed black chrome hardware
  • Colour: transparent black lacquer
  • Remo suede drum heads
  • SONIClear™ tom holder
  • SONIClear™ floor tom feet
  • Sonic Saver rims

Drumshell configuration:

  • 22 “x 18” bass drum (without rosette)
  • 10″ x 7″ tom tom
  • 12″ x 8″ tom tom
  • 14″ x 12″ floor tom
  • 16″ x 14″ floor tom
  • Stands are not included

2. Mapex Black Panther Velvetone Set

Mapex Black Panther Velvetone Set

Drum Set

  • All drum shells are made from selected American maple wood with a thickness of 8.1 mm
  • The additional 3.4 mm thick walnut reinforcement ring, as well as the 5:5 rounded bearing edge lend to these drum shells an extremely focused, explosive and powerful drum sound with the inimitable dark and warm tone of walnut wood.
  • 2.3 mm thick Sonic Saver hoops
  • Chrome hardware
  • Remo USA drum heads
  • Drum shell colour: Velvetone

Set includes:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum (without rosette)
  • 10″ x 8″ tom tom
  • 12″ x 9″ tom tom
  • 14″ x 14″ floor tom
  • 16″ x 16″ floor tom

Stands / hardware / cymbals are not included.


3. Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SFG

Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SFG

Drum Kit

  • New Recording Custom Series
  • Studio Configuration
  • Shell material: 100% birch
  • Colour: Surf Green
  • 6-Ply shell
  • Inside of all shells lacquered in Dark Brown
  • Bearing edge: 30° Round Edge
  • 1.6 mm Triple flanged hoops on the toms
  • Bass drum including fixed riser
  • Tom drum head: Remo Ambassador Coated
  • Tom resonance head: Remo Ambassador Clear
  • Bass drum head Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
  • Bass drum resonance head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White
  • With Yamaha Logo
  • Y.E.S.S. System on the Toms

Drum Kit consists of:

  • 20″ x 16″ Bass drum
  • 10″ x 07″ Tom Tom
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 14″ x 13″ Floor Tom
  • Double Tom Holder TH945B

4. Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SOB

Yamaha Recording Custom Studio SOB

Drum Kit

  • New Recording Custom Series
  • Studio Configuration
  • Shell material: 100% birch
  • Colour: Solid Black (SOB)
  • 6-Ply shell
  • Inside of all shells lacquered in Dark Brown
  • Bearing edge: 30° Round Edge
  • 1.6 mm Triple flanged hoops on the toms
  • Bass drum including fixed riser
  • Tom drum head: Remo Ambassador Coated
  • Tom resonance head: Remo Ambassador Clear
  • Bass drum head Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
  • Bass drum resonance head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White
  • With Yamaha Logo
  • Y.E.S.S. System on the Toms

Drum Kit consists of:

  • 20″ x 16″ Bass drum
  • 10″ x 07″ Tom Tom
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 14″ x 13″ Floor Tom
  • Double Tom Holder TH945B

5. Yamaha Recording Custom Standard SFG

Yamaha Recording Custom Standard SFG

Drum Kit

  • New Recording Custom Series
  • Standard Configuration
  • Shell material: 100% birch
  • Colour: Surf Green (SFG)
  • 6-Ply shell
  • Inside of all shells lacquered in Dark Brown
  • Bearing edge: 30° Round Edge
  • 1.6 mm Triple flanged hoops on the toms
  • Bass drum including fixed riser
  • Tom drum head: Remo Ambassador Coated
  • Tom resonance head: Remo Ambassador Clear
  • Bass drum head Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated
  • Bass drum resonance head: Remo Powerstroke 3 Smooth White with Yamaha Logo
  • Y.E.S.S. System on the Toms

Drum Kit consists of:

  • 22″ x 18″ Bass drum
  • 10″ x 07″ Tom Tom
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 16″ x 15″ Floor Tom
  • Double Tom Holder TH945B

6. Gretsch Drums USA Custom 2up2down Rosewood

Gretsch Drums USA Custom 2up2down Rosewood

Gretsch Drums USA Custom Series, 2up2down, lacquered shells, Colour: Rosewood Gloss, Shell Set containing 22″x18″ Bass Drum – 10″x07″ Tom Tom, 12″x08″ Tom Tom – 14″x14″ – 16″x16″ Floor Tom, chrome hardware, Gretsch USA formula 6-ply maple shell is the cornerstone of “That Great Gretsch Sound” All shells are straight-sided, with hand cut and hand sanded 30-degree bearing edges and Gretsch Silver Sealer interior, Toms with Gretsch die-cast hoops wich produce a full, focused tone that are easy to tune and stay in tune, Gretsch Permatone by Remo® USA heads, Toms with Coated single-ply batter with clear single-ply resonant heads and Bass Drum with with clear Powerstroke batter and Coated single-ply resonant heads,


7. Sonor SQ2 Shell Set Maple White

Sonor SQ2 Shell Set Maple White

Drum Set

  • Drumshell material: maple
  • Drumshell type: bass drum (medium)
  • Tom / Floor toms (thin)
  • Colour: White Sparkle (sparkle high-gloss)
  • Drumshell surface on the inside: natural
  • Chrome hardware
  • Bass drum comes with knurled thumb screws and tom / floor toms with square-head tension rods
  • BD drumhead: power, clear
  • BD resonant drumhead: Powerstroke 3, white roughened, white Sonor logo, SQ2 logo
  • Tom / Floor toms drumhead: medium, clear
  • Drumhead: medium, clear

Set incl.

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum, without tom tom rosette
  • 10″ x 8″ tom tom
  • 14″ x 14″ floor tom
  • 16″ x 16″ floor tom

8. DW Satin Oil Fusion Set – Natural

DW Satin Oil Fusion Set - Natural

Drum Set

  • Satin Oil Series
  • Rock configuration in SSC construction (Specialised Shell Contruction)
  • 100% maple drum shells without reinforcement rings
  • Chrome drumshell hardware
  • All drum shells produce a wonderfullly warm tone and an attack sound for which the DW Collector’s Series has become famous
  • The sound produced by the maple is characterised by its soft, warm, balanced resonance, yet with a clear and controlled stick attack
  • STM (Suspension Tom Mount) – freely suspended mount system for a vibration-free hanging tom with maximum tonal resonance
  • True Hoop rims
  • True-Pitch (50) tuning lugs
  • All drum shells are manufactured according to the SSC process, which ensures that each shell is analysed according to its specific fundamental tone and combined with similar shells, leading to a “tuned” and harmonious drum set.
  • Drum shells are finished with matte lacquer
  • Colour: natural

Drum shell configuration:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum (+)
  • 08 “x 7” tom tom (X-shell)
  • 10″ x 8″ tom tom (VLT)
  • 12″ x 9″ tom tom (VLT)
  • 16″ x 16″ floor tom (X-Shell)

Stands / Cymbals are not included.


9. Pearl Reference Pure Rock #377

Pearl Reference Pure Rock #377

Shell Set

  • Reference Pure Series
  • Colour: Scarlet Sparkle Burst (#377)
  • Lacquered shell
  • Shell hardware: Chrome
  • STL bridge lugs with folding mechanism
  • Fat Tone 1.6mm metal hoops
  • Aluminum OptiMount Tom Tom holder
  • Reference Pure series shells are characterised by the combination of specially designed bearing edges and wood combinations
  • Bass drum with 6 inner layers of mahogany and two outer layers maple
  • 10″ Tom with 4 outer piles of maple and 2 inner piles of birch wood for clear attack
  • 12″ Tom with 6-Ply Maple
  • Floor toms with mahogany wood as an inner pile for deep full frequencies with the accentuated warmth of the surrounding maple wood

Set includes:

  • 22″ x 18″ Bass Drum (without rosette)
  • 10″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 12″ x 09″ Tom Tom
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom

10. DW Satin Oil Big Rock Ebony

DW Satin Oil Big Rock Ebony

Drum shell set

  • Satin Oil series
  • Big Rock version
  • Maple shell
  • Chrome shell hardware
  • The sound of maple impresses with its soft warm balanced resonance with yet clear and always controlled stick attack
  • STM suspension tom mount: cantilever holding system for a vibration free tom safely hanging, equipped with maximum sound resonance
  • True hoops
  • True-Pitch 50 tension rods
  • Matte lacquered
  • Colour: ebony

Shell set comprises:

  • 24″ x 18″ Bass drum (VLX +)
  • 13″ x 10″ Tom tom (X- shell)
  • 16″ x 13″ Floor tom (VLX)
  • 18″ x 14″ Floor tom (VLX)

No tripods/ cymbals included


11. Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Studio -WLN

Yamaha Absolute Hybrid Studio -WLN

Drum Shell Set

  • Absolute Hybrid Series
  • Chrome hardware
  • Aluminium die-cast hoops for tom toms and floor tom
  • Wooden hoops on bass drum
  • Maple – Wenge hybrid shell construction
  • Hook lugs
  • Yes III tom mount system
  • 45° bearing edge on tom toms / floor tom
  • 30° bearing edge on bass drum for more depth and bass sound
  • Remo drum heads
  • Colour: Classic Walnut (WLN)

Set includes

  • 20″ x 16″ Bass drum with TH945B double tom holder
  • 10″ x 07″ Tom tom
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom tom
  • 14″ x 13″ Floor tom

12. Gretsch Drums USA Custom Satin Dark Ebony

Gretsch Drums USA Custom Satin Dark Ebony

Drum Shell Set

  • USA Custom series
  • Matte lacquered shells
  • Shells made of 6-ply maple
  • Die cast hoops
  • All shells hand made, hand sawn, hand sandblasted
  • 30° Shell bearing edge
  • Shells painted inside with Gretsch Silver Sealer
  • Toms with Gretsch cast-iron hoops for a round, full, assertive tone as well as stable and easy tuning
  • Colour: Satin dark ebony

Shell set comprises:

  • 22″ x 18″ Bass drum
  • 10″ x 08″ Tom tom
  • 12″ x 09″ Tom tom
  • 16″ x 14″ Floor tom
  • 14″ x 6.5″ Snare drum with Lightning wires

13. DW Finish Ply Grey Marine SSC+

DW Finish Ply Grey Marine SSC+

Drum Shell Set

  • Finish Ply Series – Version 2015
  • Maple Shell
  • Drum shell with wrap finish
  • Chrome shell hardware
  • STM tom mount
  • True hoops
  • True-Pitch 50 tension rods
  • All shells are selected with the “Timbre Matching” process. Each shell is analysed with respect to its fundamental tone and combined to a well sounding “tuned” set
  • Colour: Gray marine

Shell set comprises:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum (VLX+ design for more bass)
  • 10″ x 08″ Tom tom
  • 12″ x 09″ Tom tom
  • 16″ x 14″ Stand tom

Stands / Cymbals not included


14. Gretsch Drums Broadkaster VB Jazz Satin

Gretsch Drums Broadkaster VB Jazz Satin

Shell Set

  • Vintage Build
  • Revival of the series of the same name from the 50s – “That Great Gretsch Sound”
  • Shell material: 3-Ply maple/poplar
  • Hardware: Chrome
  • Silver Sealer
  • “302” Steel hoops
  • Railmount on bass drum
  • Damper inside
  • Remo skins
  • Colour: Satin maple

Shell set comprises:

  • 18″ x 14″ Bass drum
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom tom
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor tom
  • 14″ x 05″ Snare drum

15. DW Finish Ply Black Diamond

DW Finish Ply Black Diamond

Shell Set

  • Finish Ply Series
  • Maple shells
  • Chrome shell hardware
  • STM tom mount
  • True Hoops
  • True Pitch 50 tension rods
  • All shells are matched in the “Timbre Matching” process – all shells are analysed according to their specific basic tone and then combined to form a set that is tonally matched.
  • Foil-wrapped shells
  • Colour: Black Diamond

Shell set comprises:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum
  • 10″ x 08″ tom tom
  • 12″ x 09″ tom tom
  • 14″ x 12″ floor tom
  • 16″ x 14″ floor tom

16. DW Satin Specialty Classic Burst

DW Satin Specialty Classic Burst

Shell Set

  • Collector’s Satin Specialty series
  • Drum shell material: 100% Maple wood
  • Chrome shell hardware
  • STM tom mount
  • True Hoops
  • True Pitch 50 tension rods for more precise tuning
  • All shells are tonally matched
  • Matte lacquered shell
  • Colour: Classic burst

Shell configuration:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum (without bass drum rosette)
  • 10″ x 08″ tom tom
  • 12″ x 09″ tom tom
  • 16″ x 14″ floor tom

17. DW Satin Oil Standard Natural Set

DW Satin Oil Standard Natural Set

Drum Set

  • Collector’s Satin Oil Series
  • 2015 “Standard” version
  • Colour: natural
  • Chrome hardware
  • Drum shells are finished with matte lacquer
  • Made from 100% maple wood with a reinforcement ring for a longer and more controlled decay
  • STM (Suspension Tom Mount – freely suspended mount system for a vibration-free hanging tom with maximum tonal resonance)
  • True Hoop rims
  • True-Pitch® tuning lugs
  • The design of the drumshells in VLT (vertical grain) puts less tension on the shell, yet still allowing for free vibration that is reflected in a lower-tunable and full sound
  • The X-shell design of the floor tom and bass drum produces an impressively full sound and fundamental, grounded low-pitched tones
  • The sound produced by the maple is characterised by its soft, warm, balanced resonance yet with a clear and controlled stick attack
  • All drum shells are put together with the aid of a “timbre matched” procedure, meaning that the fundamental tone of each drum shell is analysed and each element then subsequently combined to form a tonally matched set.

Set configuration:

  • 22″ x 18″ bass drum
  • 10″ x 8″ tom tom
  • 12″ x 9″ tom tom
  • 16″ x 14″ floor tom

18. Tama STAR Drum Maple Jazz -SAB

Tama STAR Drum Maple Jazz -SAB

Drum Shell Set

  • Star Drum Series – Jazz Configuration
  • Chrome shell hardware
  • All shells get their special sound from ultra thin 5-ply and 5 mm thick maple wood, which is amplified by a 5 mm Sound Focus Ring (SFR)
  • Warm, round sound character
  • Special shell bearing, which has a 3.5 mm position to the outer layer, ensuring optimal coat support
  • The bearing edges and insides are meticulously hand finished with oil for a luxurious look
  • Tom Toms with new suspension system Super Resonant Mounting System in combination with new ‘Quick-Lock’ Tom brackets
  • Floor tom legs with soft rotating rubber end construction
  • Bass drum spurs with high-mass rubber and a unique 2-piece rubber-spike construction
  • Hardware lugs as well as bass drum clamps with minimum shell contact
  • Remo Coated Ambassador on tom toms & floor tom for batter head / Remo Clear Ambassador for resonant head
  • Remo Coated Powerstroke 3 on bass drum for batter head / Remo Fiberskyn Powerstroke 3 Diplomat for front resonant head
  • Colour: Satin Antique Brown (SAB)

Shell set consisting of:

  • 18″ x 14″ Bass Drum (hoop in set colour)
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 14″ x 14″ Floor Tom

Note: Cymbals, stands, hardware, snare and other drum shells not included.


19. Tama STAR Drum Walnut Stand. AIJB

Tama STAR Drum Walnut Stand. AIJB

Drum Shell Kit

  • STAR Drum Walnut Series
  • Standard configuration
  • TW42RZS-AIJB
  • Chrome drum shell hardware
  • All drum shells are made from walnut and feature 6 plies, 5 mm thick for the tom toms and floor tom, and 7 plies, 6 mm thick for the bass drum
  • All Star drumshells include a special bearing edge, featuring a 3.5 mm peak position from the outermost ply-layer, thus ensuring optimal contact for the drumhead and drum
  • The inner plies/bearing edges of each drumshell have been hand-oiled for a luxurious finish
  • The tom toms are equipped with the new Super Resonant Mounting System in combination with the new Quick-Lock tom brackets
  • Floor tom legs feature a soft rubber construction, designed to absorb vibrations
  • Bass drum spurs are a unique 2-piece construction and feature large rubber feet
  • Hardware lugs and bass drum claw hooks offer minimal contact to the drum shell
  • All tom drum shells feature diecast hoops
  • Remo Ambassador Coated batter heads feature on the tom toms and floor tom / Remo Ambassador Clear for the resonant drumhead
  • The Remo Powerstroke 3 Coated batter head features on the bass drum / Remo PowerStroke 3 Fiberskyn Diplomat on the front resonant side
  • Colour: Indigo Japanese Sen Burst (AIJB)

Drum shell set includes:

  • 22″ x 16″ Bass Drum (hoops are the same colour of the set)
  • 10″ x 07″ Tom Tom
  • 12″ x 08″ Tom Tom
  • 16″ x 16″ Floor Tom

Note: Cymbals, stands, hardware, snare, as well as other drumshells, are not included and must be purchased separately.


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